- convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling.
- to the point; relevant; pertinent.
Origin of cogent
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- compelling belief or assent; forcefully convincing
C17: from Latin cōgent-, cōgēns, driving together, from cōgere, from co- together + agere to drive
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